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Layer-broiler chickens going to small farms hurt by conflict in eastern Ukraine
 - 28/08/2015 - A total of 7,000 three-week-old chickens are being distributed this week to small farms in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Provision of the birds is the latest move by FAO to ...read more

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Reviving agricultural production in areas affected by the Ebola outbreak in Guinea
 - 30/04/2015 - The Government of Guinea, the World Bank and FAO have successfully started their activities aiming at reviving agricultural production and incomes of households affected by the Ebola outbreak. This joint ...read more
FAO Mozambique helps farmers resume food production in Zambézia and Sofala provinces
 - 29/04/2015 - Judite Moreira was one of the first to get the white bag that everyone was waiting to receive this morning at Mocua Resettlement Centre in the District of Namacurra, Zambézia Province. The ...read more
Locust plague in Madagascar – FAO continues to sound the alarm to donors (in FRENCH)
 - 29/04/2015 - En raison de l’urgence de la situation, le Directeur général de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO), José Graziano da Silva, a répondu favorablement à la requête ...read more
Expected sharp fall in Southern African maize production raises food security concerns
 - 28/04/2015 - Southern Africa's maize harvest is expected to shrink this year by some 26 percent compared with 2014's bumper crop, a situation that could trigger food price increases and adversely affect ...read more
Supporting livelihoods during hard times in South Sudan
 - 27/04/2015 - April is the start of the lean season in the north of South Sudan, and communities are relying on coping strategies to pull through until the next harvest. Last month, ...read more
Pretoria Declaration: For the improvement of Traceability and Livestock Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
 - 23/04/2015 - Sub-Saharan African countries have adopted a declaration on animal identification and recording, a move that is expected to improve food security, livestock genetics and better flock management as well as ...read more
Working with the people of South Sudan to build a food secure future
 - 23/04/2015 - With abundant natural resources, South Sudan has enormous potential to overcome poverty and secure a prosperous future for its people. Agriculture, on which an estimated three-quarters of the population relies, ...read more
Millions of Yemenis face food insecurity amidst escalating conflict
 - 15/04/2015 - Amidst escalating conflict at a crucial time in the country’s cropping season, almost 11 million people in Yemen are severely food insecure and millions more are at risk of not ...read more
Emergency cattle vaccination campaign underway along Syria-Lebanon border
 - 09/04/2015 - Concerns over the spread of high impact transboundary animal diseases are mounting in Lebanon and neighbouring countries as some of the 1.5 million refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria have ...read more
Gathering weather data to provide early warning on climate
 - 07/04/2015 - Crop and livestock activities are extremely sensitive to climate and weather conditions. In South Sudan, over 90 percent of agricultural and livestock production depends on rainfall – which in turn ...read more